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Halloween at our House

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We had a lot of fun decorating our house for Halloween this year. Our enthusiasm apparently rubbed off on some of our neighbours and several other houses on our block joined in on the fun and handed out candy this year.


We only had about a dozen kids come by, but that's up from the 3-5 we have gotten in years past.


Axel had been asking to go trick-or-treating for weeks, so he was pretty excited when the big day finally arrived!

Weekly Lennox

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Just like I did with Axel, I've been taking a weekly photo of Lennox.
I've kept it mostly the same, but swapped out the German safety goggles for some fun steampunk costume googles, so there is something to set his photos apart from Axel's.


Even though they were both born 5 weeks early, Lennox is way bigger than Axel was at the same age. He's growing so fast he's already too big for his newborn sized clothes.





Besides their size, the other big difference is how much harder it is to photograph Lennox. Finding time to set up the picture and take the shots with a 3-year-old running around and "helping" is challenging!

Costume fun 2017

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Halloween is almost here!

Last week Axel, Lennox and I went to a dress up party. There's no shortage of costumes around here, so when Axel decided to be Spiderman, I pulled out some superhero costumes for Lennox and me too.



Yesterday we dressed up again for the Canada Games Centre's Spooktacular event. This time it was just Axel and I, and we went as Rocket Raccoon and Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy.


I made the Rocket costume and Groot mask for Yukomicon. There's also a full Groot body suit for Chris but it's not finished yet. Hopefully it will be done in time for Halloween and Axel's Guardians of the Galaxy themed birthday party.

Snow

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This week we got our first snowfall of the season.

I'm glad we had already put up a bunch of our Halloween decorations, although it does hide many of the details, like the fresh mounds of dirt on the graves and the bones strewn around the yard.

We're going for full-on, obnoxious-level, Halloween decor this year. Axel loves it, even if  he finds some of it scary. Hopefully it will help attract more trick-or-treaters to our house.

I'll have to post more photos when it's all done - there's still lots to add!



The snow has pretty much all melted away now, but winter is almost upon us.

They grow up so fast

Google's artificial intelligence is creepy good sometimes.
Yesterday, Chris' Google Photos assistant made him a little video that pulls on the heart strings perfectly.


Introducing little Lennox

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This blog has pretty quiet for the last little while. I've been busy with work and other commitments, but mostly I've been dealing with another pregnancy.

Some women love being pregnant, but I am not one of them. For me, it's months of being tired, nauseous and generally miserable.

But now I can forget about all of that, because another adorable little boy has joined our family.


Arriving in a rush, 5 weeks premature just like his big brother, Lennox made his grand entrance early on a Saturday morning, weighing an impressive 6 pounds 13 ounces (that's a lot for a preemie!).

Fortunately, Chris was in town this time and did a great job supporting me through the labour and looking after everything while Lennox and I were in the hospital.


Despite having gone through this all before, we're only slightly more prepared than last time, and have been slowly settling in to life as a family of four. It's definitely more hectic dealing with a toddler in addition to a newbor…

At the Airshow

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The Canadian Arctic Aviation Tour was in town this weekend.  Sunday was a beautiful day; it was perfect for sipping lemonade and watching the trick planes from our front porch.


We took Axel up the airport to see the planes up close. He was so excited he was skipping and jumping the whole way from the parking spot to the planes.


Not a bad way to spend the day with a 2 year-old!